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West Steak and Seafood

4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
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Ranked #2 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cannon/Avenida Encinias
Description: Since opening our doors in December 2005, West Steak and Seafood in Carlsbad has become a favored dining venue. The secret, a desire to simply make you happy…Our intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team, make West Steak and Seafood, Carlsbad’s most sought after reservation. At West, we provide the highest quality of prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy “farm to table” experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from Chef’s local garden. Treat yourself to our “Dinner in the Bar” menu to celebrate the sealing of a deal or to simply indulge…when only the best will do.
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English first
Oceanside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, superb food and drinks, fabulous service. You can't go wrong here, be sure to make a reservation. You'll love it.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'll be back, we were a group of 8 - service was fabulous. Incredible choices on the menu. A lot of product came from their own gardens. Bison, and many other wild game selections. Very large wine menu. Locals said it is always crowded, and their guests always rave about it. Just Like me!!! I'll be back.

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Turlock, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great restaurant attached to the West Inn and Suites hotel. Great service, and well prepared foods. If you're a meat eater give this a try.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Service here is outstanding. If Ann Marie is there, ask for her. Quite pricey, but quiet, intimate and romantic. The "Sunday Supper" (petit filet or prime rib) is a good value, especially with the two large side-dish portions given. There is nothing not to like, except maybe your waistline the day after and your Amex statement!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went there because of all the great reviews, but was disappointed. I had their Sunday night Prime Rib and found it to be tough and fatty. Definitely not worth the high cost! The sides were terrific, the bread was delicious, and the service was excellent, but I don't think I would ever order their Prime Rib again.

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is all around AWESOME. The food is amazing and served in the perfect size portions, they do not skimp at all. I am a vegetarian, and each time I am there I just ask for the chef to prepare something...every time it is amazing. Last night's he/she prepared a beautifully shown wild rice / veggie dish. My guests... More

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British Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place is amazing. A gorgeous, expansive high end restaurant with a cozy vibe. We had the chefs tasting meal and it was incredible. Fresh local veggies, melt-in-your-mouth beef, creamy creme brulee. The service was unbeatable and the wine list expansive. With every penny of out for course, $250 ,meal

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Every course was just terrific. Phenomenal crab cakes and the best bread pudding ever! Anne Marie was also the best server ever.

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Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My sisters and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at happy hour prices! The food is delicious, beautifully presented, with wonderful service and a great bar.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Possibly the best steak I have ever had - I had the petite filet mignon and it melted in my mouth like warm butter. My wife had a lobster ravioli dish that was also delicious. The wine selections were great. The waitress was attentive and engaging and ensured we had a wonderful experience. The other support staff were also attentive.... More

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